5The MissionEvery Woodridge Track and Field athlete will have the opportunity to improve every day. We will provide a supportive environment where team members are treated with respect and dignity. Our program will be competitive and represent the Woodridge Local School District with pride as we honor the coaches and athletes that were here before us.
11State Champions 1600 Meter Run 3200 Meter Run 3200 Meter Relay Morgan WillisErin MercerBob HenesScott Mercer3200 Meter RunAngie Kubick3200 Meter Relay2010 (Charles, Sulzer, Cochrun, Sivakumaran)2011 (Charles, Sulzer, Onifer, Sivakumaran)ALL-TIME, ALL-DIVISION STATE RECORD
12State Runners Up 1600 Meter Run 3200 Meter Run 800 Meter Run High Jump Maria MooreScott Hilditch (2X)3200 Meter RunKatie Sabino800 Meter RunVibushan SivakumaranHigh JumpAnn Marie Doroba3200 Meter Relay2011 (Moore, Stockton, Moeller, Willis)2007 (Himelright, Marette, McCoy, Hilditch)2007 (Cochran, Dougherty, Dougherty, Mercer)
15Stan StammenCoach of the only Ohio Girls State Championship Team in Woodridge history (1995)Coach of two Cross Country All-Americans
16Katie Sabino – 1996 North Carolina State Wolfpack 2 X High School State Champion in Cross CountryHigh School All-American in Cross Country4 x All ACC in Cross CountryAll-American in Cross CountryAll American Track & Field
17Bob Henes – 1986 North Carolina State Wolfpack 5 High School State ChampionshipsHigh School All-American in Cross Country7 X NCAA Division I All-American in Cross Country and TrackAwarded the Kennett Award for the most outstanding North Carolina State University athleteOATCCC Hall of Fame
20Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Please review your student handbook for the expectations held for ALL Woodridge High School students.
21Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Practices will be held at Woodridge High School from 2:45 until 5:30. This time may change slightly based upon the training phase and practice objectives.
22Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules All practices are mandatory. Meetings with teachers and/or injuries will typically be excused. ALWAYS communicate with a coach BEFORE the absence.
23Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Excused absences from school will result in an excused practice. However, detention is not a valid reason to miss practice. Serve your time and get to practice as soon as possible.
24Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Athletes are to take care of themselves physically and mentally. That is, they are to eat well-balanced meals and get plenty of rest. They should do nothing that jeopardizes the success of their team.
25Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Student athletes are expected to carry themselves in a manner that reflects well upon their team and their school. Failure to do this will result in discipline and/or suspensions as deemed necessary by the coaching staff.
26Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Athletes are expected to strive toward mastery of their event. They will demonstrate a strong work ethic and desire to improve. They will take pride in their team and individual performance.
27Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Any conflict or concern regarding participation in track and field should be first taken up with their event coach, then their head coach, and if necessary the athletic director. Parents are welcome to schedule meetings with the coaching staff at any time.
28Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules Disrespectful behavior to a coach, an official, or another competitor is grounds for removal from the program. Sportsmanship is expected.
29Bulldog Track & Field Team Rules We are a TEAM, not merely a collection of individuals. Student athletes are expected to stay through the final event of all dual meets.
30Take care of your FAMILY responsibilities It Begins with YOU!Take care of your FAMILY responsibilitiesEngage in POSITIVE activitiesAchieve YOUR individual goalsModel an ATHLETIC lifestyle
31Required PaperworkAthletic Physical on file with Woodridge High SchoolInsurance Waiver FormEmergency Medical FormTeam Rules/Regulations
32Events to be Contested… Shot PutDiscusPole VaultHigh JumpLong Jump4 X 800 Meter Relay100/110 Meter Hurdles100 Meter Dash4 X 200 Meter Relay1600 Meter Run4 X 100 Meter Relay400 Meter Run300 Meter Hurdles800 Meter Run200 Meter Dash3200 Meter Run4 X 400 Meter RelayMaximum of four (4) events per meet!
33Varsity Letter Requirements Earn 20 points throughout the season. Beyond team points in the regular season, there are other ways to garner varsity points. Performance standards will also be considered when awarding varsity letters.Earn one (1) team point per contest. Remember, a double dual meet actually counts as two (2) meets.Student/Athlete does not have any unexcused practices for the season – 2 points.Student/Athlete assists with running the Woodridge Middle School home meets – 1 point/meet (max of 2)Student/Athlete participates in Booster Club Fund Raiser – 2 points
34Varsity Letter Points Earned A student-athlete will earn a varsity letter if he/she averages ONE point per VARSITY meet for ALL meets up to and including the District Championships. Dual meets will count as two (2) meets. Twenty (20) Points will be required in Team points earned at the Portage Trail Conference Meet, the Northeast Ohio District Championships, the Northeast Ohio Regional Championships, and the Ohio State Championships will be doubled for letter status. These modifications will NOT change the ‘official’ points scored totals for the season.
35Varsity Letter Performance Standards A student-athlete that meets ALL attendance requirements AND meets the performance standard(s) below will earn a varsity letter. That is, if an athlete does not earn enough team points to letter they can meet one of these standards to earn a letter. This will allow strong athletes in our ‘deeper’ events the opportunity to letter. This will also allow an injured athlete the opportunity to letter without participation in all meets. This assumes the athlete in question continues to attend and participate in practice to the best of their ability. Please note…all times are FAT. Hand times will need to be about .24 seconds FASTER.
37Goals… Outcome Goals: Performance Goals: These goals are the goals you hope to achieve…the BIG goals for your season.For example:Score at the PTC MeetQualify to the RegionalsThrow 36’ in the shotPerformance Goals:These goals are the goals that you need to complete to hit your Outcome Goals.For example:I will get 8 hours of sleepI will not drink pop for the seasonI will cool down after EVERY workout
38HydrationIt is often recommended that athletes consume ½ their body weight in ounces of water.For example:If I weigh 150 pounds, I should consume at least 75 ounces of water each day.Please note these are suggestions…high temperatures will require MORE WATER!
39Emily Gillespie (‘13) West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV
40Hannah Bouplon (‘13) Cuyahoga Community College– Cleveland, OH
41Drake Sulzer (‘12) John Carroll University – Cleveland, OH
42Nick Karam(‘12) Mount Union University – Alliance, OH
43Morgan Willis (‘11) Akron University – Akron, OH